House fire in Cotuit; Another crash in Eastham; Robbery in Centerville; MV break-ins again; Harwich crash

House damaged by fire in Cotuit

A house on Route 28 in Cotuit was damaged by fire Sunday afternoon.
COTUIT - Fire damaged a home at 4380 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Cotuit Sunday afternoon.

The fire appeared to have started about 2 45 PM on the top floor in the rear of the  two story house and was quickly knocked down.

Police had to close Route 28 for a time because of hoses running across the street. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Photos by Frank Paparo.

Another Route 6 crash in Eastham

A series of crashes have been happening on this stretch of Route 6 in Eastham.  Microsoft local/live.
- Four people were evaluated after a two vehicle collision on Route 6 in Eastham by the Sea Dog Restaurant arounbd 2:40 PM. Its the third major crash in the same stretch of road since last evening. None of the injuries appear serious. The crash is under investigation by Eastham Police who say a vehicle driven by John Patrano of Quincy was rear ended by a vehicle driven by Jesse Israel of Manchester, CT. Patrano's wife Eileen was taken to CCH for evaluation. All of the crashes have occurred in the above stretch of Route 6 just south (or west) of the Brackett Road light in North Eastham. Its a heavily congested area with vehicles turning in and out of the many businesses along the stretch.

Robbery in Centerville

The manager of the Tedeschi's store in Centerville was robbed while making a deposit.
CENTERVILLE - Barnstable Police are investigating a daring broad daylight robbery at the Centerville Plaza Sunday morning. Reports say the manager of the Tedeschi's Store was making a deposit Late Sunday morning at the adjacent TD Banknorth when a male subject allegedly pushed the pushed the victim down and made off with an undetermined amount of cash in a money bag. Police used K-9 dogs to try to track the suspect but were not able to locate him. Police describe the suspect as a black male about 5 foot 10 inches. We're awaiting a press release and description from Barnstable Police and will keep you posted. Story and photos by Frank Paparo.

Vehicles broken into in Centerville
- A CWN reader tells us there were several motor vehicles broken into overnight in Centerville. Barnstable Police are investigating three break ins that occurred on Monomoy Circle, Skunknet Road and Nottingham Drive. The reader reports in all three cases items were stolen from the cars and in at least one case the front passengers windows was completely smashed out. Police remind people to park in well lit areas, never leave valuables in your car and always lock you vehicle.

Motorcyclist injured avoiding crash
- A motorcyclist suffered non-life threatening injuries after intentionally spilling his bike to avoid another collision. The Times reports a vehicle driven by Thomas Potts of Bourne was rear ended by another vehicle driven by Brian McGilvery of South Boston on Sandwich Road at Long Boat Road about 11:20 AM. McGilvery was cited for failing to use care in stopping. Potts and the motorcycle operator Peter Stagg of Chatham were both taken to Falmouth Hospital. 

Two vehicles collide in Harwich, one hits pole

A Lexus SUV and Mercury Sable station wagon collided in Harwich.
HARWICH - No injuries were reported in this two car crash at Bank Street and Pleasant Street Sunday morning around 11:30 AM.

The beige Lexus hit the green station wagon pushing it into the utility pole.

NStar was called to the scene to assess the damage to the pole.

Harwich Police are investigating.

Story and photos by Jake O'Callaghan. 
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